Jar. Vietnamese, Ly dynasty, 12th–13th century. Stoneware with ivory wood-ash glaze, carved decoration. 4.5 x 4.6 cm (1 3/4 x 1 13/16 in.). Gift of John D. Constable. 2007.395 © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Pot on high foot with three superimposed rings and a low neck open to an everted mouth. The decoration consists of a frieze of lotus petals carved in high relief on the shoulders.

ProvenanceBy 1948, Ngo Quynh Dieu, Ris-Orangis, Essonne, France; by inheritance to her daughter, Mrs. Nguyen Guyn Anh, Hochiminhville, Vietnam [see note 1]; by 1995, possibly purchased by Dr. John D. Constable, Hanoi, Vietnam or gift of Mrs.Nguyen Guynh Anh, Hochihminhville, Vietnam to Dr. John D. Constable; 2007, gift of Constable to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2007) 

Catalogue raisonnéPhilippe Truong, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cat. 7